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    Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

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    Just a snippet of news probably more for the Melbournian Cafephiles.

    The famous Duralex Glass (which are made in France) are no more.

    Apparently the factory in France has gone into liquidation and these glasses are no longer in production.

    The trend for using these glasses to serve Caffe Lattes started in Melbourne (I believe - probably at either Pelligrinis or University Cafe) and is almost standard as the glass of choice for serving Caffe Lattes in most outlets in Melbourne - the fashion spread throughout the to the rest of Australia.

    People who know about the glass know what I am talking about - unfortunately I am too much of a technophobe to be able to post a picture of this glass - I will leave this to someone more technically skilled than I. :-[

    If anyone can find these glasses at the usual suppliers such as "Hotel Agencies", "General Merchandise" I would snap up as many as you can, but I think they have already been snapped up - "Chefs Hat" in South Melbourne have already run out.

    There are substitutes available but they do not have the memories or cache of the famous Duralex shape. *:(

    I am a bit saddened by all this because the first memory I have of my father is pulling down shots on an old La Cimbali into these glasses at our old Restaurant back in the 60s. *:(

    Vale Dad, Vale Duralex. :(


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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Pretty sure I heard this a while ago...like 2 years?

    I remember talking to Paul Dimattina anout it a while ago.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    That aint the one.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    I saw some Duralex in House the other day.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Here are two.
    I never use them for coffee, only water or plonk.
    Give me ceramic any day. ;)


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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Makes me think my dozen in different shapes and sizes are going to be collectable.

    Salvation Army shops often have a good supply.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    hahaha....I think cafe lattes should be served in ceramic cups!

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Here is a picture of some glasses I got with the Turkish stovetop I bought.
    The one on the left is a PALAKS, made in Turkey.
    The other is Italian, VETRAVIR.


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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1173411432/0#8 date=1173482147
    Here is a picture of some glasses I got with the Turkish stovetop I bought.
    The one on the left is a PALAKS, made in Turkey.
    The other is Italian, VETRAVIR.

    TG, very nice, but the top of your machine must get really hot, eh? ;)

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    :P
    I couldnt be bothered getting out the digital camera so used the mobile phone.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173411432/0#0 date=1173411432
    "Chefs Hat" in South Melbourne have already run out.
    Metreo,

    I just picked some up in there on Friday - they had a pretty wide range of sizes available too...(the Picardie pictured above, and the Provence (5.5oz), as well as some other stuff)

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Apparently this rumour is circulated from time to time by competing glass manufacturers.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    well its a good thing that I bought 8dz when I did and am keeping them in storage!

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Duratuff glasses look way better. I was introduced to them 1 year ago. We use them at work....not prone to shattering in your hand for no good reason like the Duralex.

    Not only are they less prone to shattering (havent had one shatter on me yet!), they have an inbuilt 30 mL line! Perfect.

    No doubt, many of you who have dropped in to First Pour for a latte have seen it.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    hmm... Ill have to check that out next time Im there

    One of the reasons Ive been backing-up my Duralex latte glasses is because they keep breaking on me!

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    So the Dura isnt short for durable then?

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    You know it was only about 3 weeks ago I was thinking about a market for glasses that came with a nice decorative 30 and 60ml line in them as I had not seen any at all. I was going to post a question on the board about it to gauge response - and to see if they were already around. This has saved me.

    David, can these glasses be purchased by the public or is it just a cafe thing?


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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    They can be purchased at hospitality supply stores. Otherwise were more than happy to sell them to you as we have good stock of these glasses!

    Theyre made in the USA by Libbey.




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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Hi Guys,

    Ahhh! The hunt for Duralex glasses!

    Were an Australian espresso wholesaler/barista school in Brooklyn NY and if you think its hard to find Provence in Oz, they simply dont exist in the States. I thought being across the ditch from France would make it easier but despite phone calls.faxes and emails....zip! Luckily we found a load of Picardies in upstate NY but Provence have to be flown in from the homeland. Crikey.

    Wish us luck in bringing Australian/Melbourne coffee to this amazing city!

    Rowan

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    I know where they are..... ;)
    A little kitchenware shop here in Burnie, Tasmania is selling the original style duralex glasses,
    Ive got 4 now and Rayzurhed also has 4 last I heard :)
    Would have liked the ones with the 30/60ml markings, but was happy to get what I got.

    Bullitt

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    The Hospitality Store in Sydney seemed to have a good supply to me...

    ::listens to the sound of falling chairs and car engines as CSrs race away from their computers to get the last of the Durlex glasses...:: ;D :D

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Their online store doesnt show any in stock.

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    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

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    I was at Cosmorex in Canberra today and they have several boxes of espresso and latte size on the shelf.

    Cheers
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